Area Information for Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RH

Townsend Drive in St. Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Batchwood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AL3 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for AL3 5RH.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Batchwood
Constituency St Albans
Region Eastern
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RH:

Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RJ
Langley Crescent, St. Albans, AL3 5RR
Batchwood View, St. Albans, AL3 5TB
Batchwood View, St. Albans, AL3 5SS
Grimthorpe Close, St. Albans, AL3 5RW
Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RN

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AL3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RH is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 3 property sales in Townsend Drive since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.


Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 19
Semi-Detached 59
Terraced 52
Flat (Purpose-Built) 36
Flat (Converted) 11
Total 177
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Townsend Drive, St. Albans contains a higher than average level of social housing - 29% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 58
Owned with Mortgage 42
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 29
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 19
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rent Free 2
Total 166

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 58
Two People 44
Three People 28
Four People 24
Five People 7
Six People 5
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 166

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 43
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 36
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 117

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in St Albans constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Gender
Male 184
Female 207
Total 391

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 40
5-7 16
8-9 6
10-14 21
15 4
16-17 7
18-19 2
20-24 22
25-29 27
30-44 97
45-59 69
60-64 23
65-74 20
75-84 19
85-89 7
90+ 11
Total 391

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL3 5RH does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 100
Married 134
Divorced 28
Separated 9
Widowed 31
Same Sex 2
Total 304

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Health
Very Good 230
Good 112
Fair 38
Bad 10
Very Bad 1
Total 391

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At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 133
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 50
Other 18
Total 304

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 75% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 293
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 11
Pakistani 12
Bangladeshi 28
Chinese 6
Other Asian 8
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 6
Total 391

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 293
Wales 3
Scotland 12
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 24
Other 51
Total 391

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to AL3 5RH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 314
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 24
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 45

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Christian 214
No Religion 86
Buddhist 1
Hindu 11
Jewish 0
Muslim 46
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 32
Total 391

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 132
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 6
Total 267

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 2
Manufacturing 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 19
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Professional, Scientific and Technical 25
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 32
HealthInc. Social Work 35
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 204

Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RH is within the St Albans Central, North and West policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Townsend Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address St Albans Central, North and West
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
AL1 3JE
Force Website: http://www.herts.police.uk/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to AL3 5RH. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for AL3 5RH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RH. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 1.1 miles
St Albans Abbey 1.3 miles
Park Street 2.7 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 3.2 miles
Harpenden 3.6 miles
Bricket Wood 4.1 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 5.3 miles
Radlett 5.5 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 5.6 miles
Apsley 5.7 miles
Kings Langley 5.8 miles
Welham Green 5.9 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.4 miles
Watford North 6.5 miles
Brookmans Park 6.5 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.6 miles
Watford Junction 7.3 miles
Welwyn North 7.6 miles
Potters Bar 7.8 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 7.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RH. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 7.3 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RH. The nearest is Garden Fields Junior Mixed and Infant School, approximately 220 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RH. The nearest is St Albans Girls' School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Albans Girls' School 0.6 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 0.6 miles  
Townsend Church of England 0.7 miles
    
Loreto College 0.9 miles
    
Verulam School 1.2 miles
    
Sandringham School 1.5 miles
    
The Marlborough Science Academy 1.8 miles
    
Beaumont School 1.9 miles
    
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 2.5 miles
    
Sir John Lawes School 4.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RH. The nearest is The Lodge Health Partnership, approximately 510 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RH. The nearest is Herts Community NHS Trust, approximately 540 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RH. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 540 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RH. The nearest is Vision Express, approximately 0.7 miles away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.


 

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Broadband in AL3 5RH

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 5 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 78.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 7.4Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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